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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Daily Weather Briefing for Thursday, March 16, 2017




NATIONAL OVERVIEW

...Remaining cold over the eastern U.S. with rain and snow for the northwestern U.S. states...

A quieter weather pattern has settled in across the eastern half of the nation now that the nor'easter has exited New England and weakened. A gradual moderating trend in temperatures is expected over the next few days as the arctic airmass retreats and milder air flows in from the west. Another cold front is forecast to track towards the East Coast by this weekend, but it won't be nearly as strong as the last front. A band of showers is likely along and ahead of this front from the southern Plains to the Mid-Atlantic region.

Out West, a Pacific front crossing the Intermountain West on Thursday will bring periods of rain and mountain snow to the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies. This system is expected to reach the northern Plains and Upper Midwest by Friday morning, bringing rain for the middle Mississippi River valley, and a wintry mix across Wisconsin and Michigan. It will continue to stay warm and dry across the Desert Southwest through the end of the week.

LOCAL OUTLOOK

Cold Canadian high pressure will continue to bring below normal temperatures to our region until Friday when a warm front moves up from the south bring warmer temperatures. Temperatures will moderate ahead of another cold front which passes Saturday. Temperatures will be above normal in the first half of the upcoming week.


LOCAL NEWS

The Macon County Commissioners met for their regular monthly meeting for March 2017 Tuesday night. Full video and supporting documents are posted on the blog. [LINK] The commissioners recessed the meeting until 4:30 pm on Tuesday, March 21st. They will begin hearing budget presentations during that meeting.

Weather Almanac for March 16th (1872-2016)

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 80°F in at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 2002
Lowest Temperature 6°F in Franklin in 1916
Greatest Rainfall 4.10 inches in Franklin in 1880
Greatest Snowfall 3.3 inches in Highlands in 1915

The greatest one-day rainfall in Macon County was 21.15 inches, recorded in Highlands on July 19, 1879. It is also a state record for that day. Can you imagine what it would be like to receive that much rainfall in a day?


THREE DAY OUTLOOK




TODAY (Outdoor burning is not recommended )

Sunny with highs in the 40s and winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph. Gusts could be up to 25 mph this morning. Relative humidity levels will be below 30% this afternoon, so outdoor burning is not recommended.


TONIGHT

Mostly clear with lows near the mid 20s and winds out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph.



FRIDAY

Mostly sunny with increasing clouds and highs near the mid 50s and winds out of the southwest 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT

Mostly cloudy with lows near the mid 40s and winds out of the southwest 10 to 15 mph. 50% chance of rain.



SATURDAY

Cloudy with decreasing clouds and highs near the upper 50s. Winds out of the west 15 to 20 mph, gusting to 35 mph. 70% chance of rain.

SATURDAY NIGHT

Mostly clear and breezy with lows near 30.


HAZARDS

Hazardous Weather is not expected today.


As always, you can check to see what advisories, watches and warnings are in effect for Macon County by visiting http://is.gd/MACONWARN


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BENEFIT 4 BRITTANY & DIANE

Saturday, March 25 at 5 PM - 9 PM
at Cartoogechaye Elementary School

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Published at 4:13 am on March 16, 2017

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